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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Artist Cards

Created on May 12, 2019 by OneToughCookie

After being assigned artwork to study students will replicate and provide facts about the art on a sketch card.

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2 sessions; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT research popular artist and artworks.

2. SWBAT replicate a piece of art onto a trading card.

3. SWBAT provide some facts about the artwork or artist on the back of the card.

1. Strathmore Artist Trading Cards or cardstock cut down to 2½" × 3½". (Four per student)

2. Markers, paint, colored pencils, etc.

3. Glue stick

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1. Teachers will assign students two pieces of artwork to replicate.

2. Next students will recreate the art on sketch cards.

3. Look up facts about the artist and/or artwork. Write those facts down on another card, then glue it to the backside of your drawing.

These trading cards can also act as a replacement for flash cards. 2½" × 3½" works well for older students, but for the younger ones try cutting down a sheet of cardstock to 4" x 6" or 5" x 7".


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Banksy, Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol

Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts Movement, Cubism, Dadaism, Harlem Renaissance, Impressionism, Op Art, Renaissance, Street Art, Surrealism

Color/Value, Contrast, Rhythm/Pattern, Shape, Texture

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Crayon, Drawing, Marker, Mixed Media, Paper, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolor

History/Social Studies